Collaborate '10: Special Report is on the scene at Collaborate '10 in Las Vegas with breaking news and advice from the largest annual Oracle applications conference.

From April 18-22, the Independent Oracle Users Group, the Oracle Applications Users Group and Quest International Users Group will come together in Las Vegas to host Collaborate ’10, the premier educational conference for users of Oracle database and applications technology. is on the scene with all the latest news and blog coverage from the show, on topics including Oracle applications, data management, CRM, development and more.


Breaking news  

Duke Energy emerges from 'dark period' with PeopleSoft 8.9 upgrade: Scared to touch a fresh PeopleSoft upgrade for years, Duke Energy finally bit the bullet and moved to 8.9. A new financial data hub helped ease the transition.

Oracle licensing, support on VMware still a hindrance: Database pros say Oracle’s licensing and support policies for Oracle on VMware are still a pain point, mainly because Oracle considers VMware to be “soft partitioning.”

OBIEE for Siebel analytics project at McKesson overcomes hurdles: With a competing business intelligence product already in place, pockets of resistance in the sales force and a wealth of spreadsheets, the team launching Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) for analytics at McKesson had its hands full.

Oracle users in wait-and-see mode with Oracle's stack computing strategy:Oracle continued to press its stack message of integrated applications, middleware, database and hardware, but some Collaborate attendees have heard it before.

Oracle users like Exadata idea but balk at price: Oracle end users are interested in the new version of the Exadata database appliance, but its new affiliation with Sun, including price, could cause pause.

Oracle declares full-court press for private cloud: Oracle has declared that private cloud is the future and intends to deliver the entire stack to enterprises

Read all the news from last year's conference: At Collaborate '09, Charles Phillips talked publicly for the first time about the Sun deal and new releases of Oracle's AIA and Beehive collaboration suite were announced.


Eye on Oracle blog  


Oracle apps fuel Air Force combat system: The U.S. Air Force is on the verge of deploying a small part of a new combat support system. Supported by Oracle EBS and OBIEE, the system is meant to streamline supply chain logistics for, among other things, fighter pilots engaging in combat overseas.

Oracle database security and compliance: Are you doing enough? A Collaborate speaker talked about the long process of securing your Oracle data — including hardening, assessing, classifying, monitoring, auditing, enforcing and encrypting — and offered tips for making it through each of these steps successfully.

Oracle Collaborate ‘10: More questions, more needs, less resources: A few days before the start of Collaborate, the IOUG released some data from a survey of 381 of its members.

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